Intermodal

CN accelerating $33 million upgrade of WI branch to accommodate ramped up frac sand production

AJOT | May 27, 2013 | Intermodal

CN has announced it is accelerating work on the US$33-million upgrading of its Whitehall Subdivision in Wisconsin to increase car-loading capacity and train velocity for the growing frac sand supply chains of Badger Mining Corporation, Preferred Sands of Read More »

Freight investment coalition applauds Rep. Delaney’s innovative financing proposal

AJOT | May 27, 2013 | Intermodal

The Coalition for America's Gateways and Trade Corridors (CAGTC) commends Rep. John Delaney (D-MD/6) for developing an innovative financing proposal that would capitalize a U.S. infrastructure fund with repatriated offshore profits, earned by U.S. compani Read More »

Globaltrans says not in merger talks with NefteTranService

AJOT | May 27, 2013 | Intermodal

Rail freight operator Globaltrans said it was not in talks with competitor NefteTransService, denying comments from industry sources that the firms were talking on a merger for the Russian market. Read More »

Investigators looking at height clearance in US bridge collapse

AJOT | May 27, 2013 | Intermodal

The oversize load on a semi-trailer truck that struck a Washington state bridge was likely too tall for the lowest point of clearance on the structure, part of which collapsed after the collision, a federal safety official said. Read More »

Two freight trains collide in Missouri, bringing down overpass

AJOT | May 27, 2013 | Intermodal

Two freight trains collided at a rail intersection in rural Missouri last weekend, triggering the collapse of a highway overpass when at least a dozen rail cars derailed and struck a support pillar, authorities said. Read More »

Blackstone, Prologis pay $960 million for warehouses

AJOT | May 23, 2013 | Intermodal

Blackstone Group LP and Prologis Inc have agreed to buy a portfolio of 17 million square feet of warehouse and distribution centers whose majority owner is Lehman Brothers for about $960 million, two sources familiar with the deal said. Read More »

CP Railway sets its sights on buying regional lines

AJOT | May 23, 2013 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway will become a "more aggressive" buyer of short-line regional railroads as it improves its financial performance and operating efficiency, Canada's second-largest railway said. Read More »

Russian rail freight operators in merger talks

AJOT | May 23, 2013 | Intermodal

The owners of rail freight operators Globaltrans and NefteTransService are in talks on a merger that would create a business with sales of $2.7 billion and a 10 percent share of the Russian market, industry sources told Reuters. Read More »

Striking Kenyan truckers block east Africa’s main trade route

AJOT | May 23, 2013 | Intermodal

Kenyan truckers blocked the only highway from the port city of Mombasa to the capital Nairobi, threatening to choke the main trade artery to east Africa unless officials reverted to the old way of weighing cargo. Read More »

ATA truck tonnage index fell 0.2% in April

AJOT | May 21, 2013 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 0.2% in April after rising 0.9% in March. (The 0.9% gain in March was unchanged from what ATA reported on April 23, 2013.) Read More »

Con-way Freight Announces Major Expansion in Fond du Lac

AJOT | May 21, 2013 | Intermodal

New $8 Million Freight Operations Center to Increase Local Capacity Read More »

Road Systems receives 2012 Plant Safety Award from Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association

AJOT | May 21, 2013 | Intermodal

Road Systems, Inc. (RSI), a trailer manufacturer and subsidiary of Con-way Inc., has announced that it has been honored with the 2012 Plant Safety Award from the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association (TTMA). This is the third straight year and fourth ti Read More »

CP Railway reopens line, cleans up after oil spill

AJOT | May 21, 2013 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd said it has repaired and reopened a rail line near Jansen, Saskatchewan, and continues to clean up after a derailment that spilled 575 barrels of crude oil. Read More »

AES Logistics Intermodal rates integrated with Aljex

AJOT | May 16, 2013 | Intermodal

AES Logistics and Aljex Software announced the integration of AES Logistics rates into Aljex hosted software for quick access by Aljex users. Near-instant door-to-door rail intermodal quotes from AES eliminate the traditional lag time in intermodal pricin Read More »

Nippon Prologis to raise $808 million to expand in Japan

AJOT | May 16, 2013 | Intermodal

Nippon Prologis REIT Inc, a real estate trust set up by U.S. warehouse operator Prologis Inc, said it would sell 96,200 new shares worth 82.8 billion yen ($808 million) to further expand in Japan. Read More »

Siemens finalizes acquisition of Invensys Rail

AJOT | May 16, 2013 | Intermodal

Siemens Rail Automation has closed its acquisition of Invensys Rail, expanding the company's footprint in the global rail automation market and strengthening its technology offerings, including 'Positive Train Control' solutions. Read More »

CenterPoint breaks ground in Elk Grove Village, IL

AJOT | May 14, 2013 | Intermodal

CenterPoint Properties broke ground on an 87,975 square foot build-to-suit redevelopment located in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. Weiss-R'hlig will lease 57% of the facility with the remaining 43% to be completed on a speculative basis. Colliers Internatio Read More »

Amazon workers in Germany strike for pay, benefits

AJOT | May 14, 2013 | Intermodal

Several hundred warehouse workers at global internet retailer Amazon.com's German operations went on strike on Tuesday in a dispute over pay and benefits. Read More »

ATA praises NTSB effort to reduce impaired driving, urges further action

AJOT | May 14, 2013 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations praised the National Transportation Safety Board's recommendations to reduce impaired driving on the nation's highways. Read More »

Con-way Freight wins LTL Carrier of the Year honors from Technicolor

AJOT | May 14, 2013 | Intermodal

Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc., has been named LTL Carrier of the Year by Technicolor Home Entertainment Services. Read More »